A while ago I posted that I had acquired another original maroon PORSCHE catalog for my bookshelf. See: more-maroon-please.html
Well, I am at it again- sort of...
This time the book is rare, about PORSCHE, and maroon, but not a factory publication.
The book Excellence Was Expected by Karl Ludvigsen is a classic, to say the least. I have had the pleasure of owning a couple of First Edition issues,, but all of the previous books were the typical ones with the paper dust cover. When the book was first released there were a few, very limited versions with a genuine leather cover. The covers were either tan leather, or maroon leather. The books you see with black covers were a faux leather, and originally had the paper dust covers. Leather books were simply leather bound, no paper dust cover. Other differences, besides being quite rare, were the binding end of the books has gold embossed lettering, and the outward edges of the pages were also gold covered. This is not the case with the standard versions of the other books, including that the other First Edition books without the leather covers did not have this gold embossing.
I have now added a leather bound first edition/first printing leather bound Excellence Was Expected to my collection! Mine is not signed by Karl, but it is signed by Scott Bailey, making this book even more rare. Who's Scott Bailey? Publisher of the book, and President of Automobile Quarterly, as shown in the photos below.
Happy to have this book in the collection!
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